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Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. rose $.03 or .1 percent, to $33.23.
An emerging bipartisan House deal changing how Medicare pays physicians would raise money in part by targeting Medicare providers who are tax scofflaws and by curbing reimbursements for hospitals and nursing homes.
A key Senate policy committee is backing a workers' compensation reform bill that it says will reduce costs by 7.5 percent without imposing a price-fixing mechanism backed by business groups.
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A history of fare increases for the New York City subway: — Oct. 27, 1904, subway opens, fare of 5 cents.
Investors enjoying near-record levels for major stock indexes will scrutinize housing data and other economic indicators in the coming week for hints about the timing of U.S. interest rate hikes to see if the rally will continue.
Home improvement retailer Lowe's says it add $5 billion to its spending plan for buying company stock.
Dating app Tinder has hired Chris Payne, a board member of GoGo and former executive at eBay, as its new chief executive, Re/Code reported.
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE KB Home, up $1.18 cents to $15.26 The homebuilder reported better-than-expected first-quarter profit and revenue on a boost in home sales and prices.
Teachers from an apple-growing region in New York have delivered 1,000 of them to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) to protest education funding levels.
Lowe's Companies Inc. said its board has approved a new share buyback program of up to $5 billion.
Stocks advanced Friday, capping a strong week, helped by a recovery in the price of oil and earnings from Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants and sportswear giant Nike.
More than two dozen California vintners are facing a lawsuit claiming their wines contain dangerously high levels of arsenic.
U.S. stocks finished higher Friday, rebounding from the prior session's drop and scoring big gains for the week.
Grain futures were higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Brazil's attorney general said Friday he will ask Congress to approve a series of anti-graft measures to combat the "plague that is corruption." Rodrigo Janot made the proposal just two days after President Dilma Rousseff announced similar measures in the wake of last weekend's massive rallies calling for her impeachment and protesting rampant corruption in Brazil.
A line of yarn is being recalled this week because it can unravel from finished knit or crochet items and pose a risk of entanglement to young children.
Oil futures rallied on Friday with the drop in the U.S. dollar fueling a gain for the week, the first in five weeks.
The wording of the latest Federal Reserve policy statement fits neatly with a scenario where the U.S. central bank takes no action "for quite some time," said Charles Evans, the president of the Chicago Fed, on Friday.
The health of the Atlantic herring — a little forage fish that lives in massive schools that can number in the billions — is critical to the future of the New England fishing industry, and new steps need to be taken to ensure the strength of the fishery, regulators said.